Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Life Without and Life Within; or, Reviews, Narratives, Essays, and Poems, ed. Arthur B. Fuller (Boston: Brown, Taggard and Chase, 1860): 413. Internet Archive
2Life-flow from life's natal hour,
3No music chords are in thy sound;
4By some thou'rt but a rattle found;
5Yet, without thy ceaseless motion,
6To ice would turn their dead devotion.
7Life-flow of my natal hour,
8I will not weary of thy power,
9Till in the changes of thy sound
10A chord's three parts distinct are found.
11I will faithful move with thee,
12God-ordered, self-fed energy,
13Nature in eternity.
1] Sistrum; classical musical instrument played by means of shaking. Back to Line
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